September 06, 2010 12:45:50pm
Re: Please Move to Feature Films
For "Blackmail" it was PD in the UK at time of GATT so not eligible for restore. I checked the U.S. copyright catalog and this is the info I found. I have all the copyright renewal pages downloaded from Haiti Trust as their search function doesn't always return results even if there was one because of garbled OCR text. So I read the pages one by one to be sure.
From cumulative copyright catalog - original registration:
BLACKMAIL. 1930. 8 reels, sd. From the
play by Charles Bennett.
Credits: Directed and adapted by Alfred
© Sono Art World Wide Pictures, Inc.;
*** Renewal Window - 21Dec57 to 21Dec58
No renewal found in copyright catalog